HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Never Built & Visionary Projects > Cancelled Project Threads Archive


 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #21  
Old Posted Dec 12, 2006, 4:07 PM
BANKofMANHATTAN's Avatar
BANKofMANHATTAN BANKofMANHATTAN is offline
Go Pens!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 414
Dubai just gets too overwhelming for me. Yeah they have a ton of huge buildings but it seems too overdone - it has no substance.

There's so many buildings that it's unexciting to me when they get another 20 supertalls, and have to build mega-talls just to make a break in the skyline.

I look at it kind of like Las Vegas, but in the east. If there's a city for excessiveness, then both of those are definitely the appropriate candidates.

I think in Duba's case, everything is pretty new, thus you get less variation in building design.

__________________
ONWARD & UPWARD
     
     
  #22  
Old Posted Dec 12, 2006, 7:48 PM
Sky Tower's Avatar
Sky Tower Sky Tower is offline
Guess Who's Back?
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 767
I quite like the first building. Looks like another 700m+ tower if you include the pinnacle. The second one's freaky lookin', which normally means it will probably get built!
__________________
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
The world's largest per capita oil and natural gas. The world's highest GDP per capita. Economy up 19.40% in 2010. Qatar GDP - $150.550 billion - Per Capita - $88,558
The Four pillars of Qatar's National Vision - Human Development, Social Development, Economic Development, & Environmental Development.
     
     
  #23  
Old Posted Dec 12, 2006, 8:18 PM
malec's Avatar
malec malec is offline
Rrrraaaahhhhh!!!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,069
^^ I estimate 580m for the first one.

Actually all the dubai towers built so far seem fairly normal, I also recon some of the weirdest proposals will get redesigned if they want to build them
     
     
  #24  
Old Posted Dec 13, 2006, 3:11 PM
nezzybaby nezzybaby is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by BANKofMANHATTAN View Post
I think in Duba's case, everything is pretty new, thus you get less variation in building design.

im sorry did you just look at those two pictures and decide that dubai need MORE variety??

As with most people here i think the first one looks great, the second is just a step too far really
__________________
"never argue with idiots they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"


"Arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics.. even if you win your still a retard"

(spot the deliberate mistake)
     
     
  #25  
Old Posted Dec 13, 2006, 6:08 PM
BANKofMANHATTAN's Avatar
BANKofMANHATTAN BANKofMANHATTAN is offline
Go Pens!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by nezzybaby View Post
im sorry did you just look at those two pictures and decide that dubai need MORE variety??

As with most people here i think the first one looks great, the second is just a step too far really
Yes, that's what i did.

No, was merely saying that the fact of the matter is, older cities have more variation - i meant through time, building styles/materials change. Not between the buildings themselves in Dubai, of course they vary regardless unless they get the multi-tower syndrome where they like to build 2-10 of the same damn thing.
__________________
ONWARD & UPWARD
     
     
  #26  
Old Posted Dec 13, 2006, 6:55 PM
malec's Avatar
malec malec is offline
Rrrraaaahhhhh!!!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,069
I'm not too fond of either proposal. The first looks good by itsself but doesn't fit into the context (dwarfs all the szr towers) and doesn't have much that's special about it. A nice tower but pretty boring
The second is certainly not boring and definitely makes a statement but goes a tad too far. Some people like to compare architecture with sculpture or some other art but it really is not the same. Why? Because if you make something ugly people will go to the museum and either say "yuck" or "hmm, interesting" or "wow, what a change from the norm" but once they leave the museum everything is back to normal. With a building, especially a tall one the general public will have to endure your piece of shit for decades and there's no escaping it. I know if I was a kid this thing would scare the shit out of me, I could easily imagine a kid walking out of the DIFC metro station and seeing this tower above them and start crying their eyes out )
In art you don't have to care what everyone else thinks but in architecture you DO because you design your building for the general public and is to be used by them, etc.
     
     
  #27  
Old Posted Dec 13, 2006, 9:55 PM
Lecom's Avatar
Lecom Lecom is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: the Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 12,703
The first one is great. However, I'm not too fond of one Twin Tower f*cking another with a STD'd wang covered in spots.
     
     
  #28  
Old Posted Dec 13, 2006, 11:41 PM
Sky Tower's Avatar
Sky Tower Sky Tower is offline
Guess Who's Back?
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 767
You took the words right out of my mouth!
__________________
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
The world's largest per capita oil and natural gas. The world's highest GDP per capita. Economy up 19.40% in 2010. Qatar GDP - $150.550 billion - Per Capita - $88,558
The Four pillars of Qatar's National Vision - Human Development, Social Development, Economic Development, & Environmental Development.
     
     
  #29  
Old Posted Dec 14, 2006, 2:46 AM
Patrick's Avatar
Patrick Patrick is offline
Desert Dweller
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,610
Love the 1st design, simple but ionic. Eww, the other design is getting it on, um while getting shot at get a room please.
     
     
  #30  
Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 3:37 AM
malec's Avatar
malec malec is offline
Rrrraaaahhhhh!!!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,069
For the challenge I decided to model the 2nd one in sketchup. Here are the results

     
     
  #31  
Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 10:10 AM
Sacto's Avatar
Sacto Sacto is offline
Downtology
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 2,161
Love the first design. The second one sucks.
__________________

     
     
  #32  
Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 11:32 AM
westsider's Avatar
westsider westsider is offline
Kicking a** since 1907
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Portland
Posts: 437
You gotta admidt that #2 would surely be an world reconized icon if built. For that reason alone I kinda like it, also because I would'nt have to look at it every day.
__________________
"People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people"
     
     
  #33  
Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 5:31 PM
phillyskyline's Avatar
phillyskyline phillyskyline is offline
Monomania w/ Skyscrapers
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the sky with other skyscrapers
Posts: 2,558
First design reminds me of the Burj Al Arab Hotel on steroids, lol... But I like the design, it's bold and I like the curved lines.
__________________
"OK gang, you know the rules, no humping, no licking, no sniffing hineys."
Harry Dunne
     
     
  #34  
Old Posted Feb 20, 2007, 2:47 AM
JBinCalgary's Avatar
JBinCalgary JBinCalgary is offline
Original Member since '99
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,641
first one is ok, second is out to lunch
     
     
  #35  
Old Posted Feb 21, 2007, 12:39 AM
DUBAI2015's Avatar
DUBAI2015 DUBAI2015 is offline
Yippie Ka Yay!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Medford Oregon, US of A
Posts: 514
1st one is Way better. The second one looks like two deformed towers joined at the waist!
__________________
Game Show question: Why do women rub their eyes when they first wake up?

Contestant's answer: Because they have no balls to scratch?
     
     
  #36  
Old Posted Feb 21, 2007, 5:08 AM
JACKinBeantown's Avatar
JACKinBeantown JACKinBeantown is offline
JACKinBeantown
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 7,437
The firs toption is boring... nothing new... things like it being done already. The second on is just butt-ugly. How about a third option?
     
     
  #37  
Old Posted Oct 21, 2007, 10:11 PM
malec's Avatar
malec malec is offline
Rrrraaaahhhhh!!!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,069
Another proposal for this:



Cityscape 2007 , Perkins+Will

DIFC Central Complex,Dubai







     
     
  #38  
Old Posted Oct 21, 2007, 11:15 PM
Surrealplaces's Avatar
Surrealplaces Surrealplaces is offline
Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cowtropolis
Posts: 20,012
The first one looks much like the many other mega-talls in Dubai, the second one is just plain ridiculous. There's a point where you try too hard and you end up with something like that.

The first tower, would like like all the other towers in Dubai, but would look good in alot of other cities.
     
     
  #39  
Old Posted Oct 21, 2007, 11:25 PM
Dac150's Avatar
Dac150 Dac150 is offline
World Machine
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NY/CT
Posts: 6,749
The first one I think is boring. The second one looks like it came from Mars.

To be honest, the whole concept is getting played out. Don't get me wrong, I like Dubai, but this whole proposal falls under: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING.
__________________
"I'm going there, but I like it here wherever it is.."
     
     
  #40  
Old Posted Oct 22, 2007, 12:47 AM
dallasbrink dallasbrink is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 441
id take the first one
the second design was flat out retarded
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
 

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Never Built & Visionary Projects > Cancelled Project Threads Archive
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:51 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.